by Jenna Fei, HHS studentGermantown, Tennessee—August 20, 2019—
Houston High science teacher John Kennon has been given the opportunity to include Honors Organic Chemistry among the course offerings this year. Germantown is fast becoming a center for the medical industry, and Houston High School wants to prepare its students for possible future careers. The class will provide students opportunities to tour pharmacological labs, gain laboratory experience, and familiarize themselves with the building blocks of life. “The aim is to expose future health science workers to things they can expect in their post-secondary academic careers,” said Kennon.
Kennon is also a recipient of the Germantown Education Foundation (GEF) Summer Grant. “The grant money will go towards lab kits, textbooks, and other laboratory equipment,” he shared. “My goal is that when they graduate, they are ready for their post-secondary experience— both lab and theory wise.” John Kennon has been teaching at Houston High School for five years now, and is currently teaching Biology and Chemistry courses as well as being a teacher sponsor for the academic quiz show team, Knowledge Bowl.
The GEF was founded by the City of Germantown to support our municipal schools to ensure teachers and students have the best tools and best facilities necessary to succeed.